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Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Description Our Order Management and Invoicing team is seeking an Analyst, Logistics (Reverse). The incumbent will utilize Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Fulfillment Center and authorized service centers reported data to prepare Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports that will be utilized by management to monitor/address service level performance. Responsibilities: Manage and monitor t...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION CENTER SUPERVISOR(SHIPPING). Top growing company This is for the Shipping Department 410K sq ft semi automated facility(RF Pick) Will supervise 10 to 12 Associates 2nd Shift (3:00 PM to 11:30 PM) No relocation assistance offered. If out of area candidate, must be willing to take on travel expense for interviews. This job will have the following...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION VICE PRESIDENT - DESIGNATE. [Additional Description] This Qualifications & Requirements: EXPERIENCE REGIONAL FOOD DISTRIBUTOR SEEKS A DISTRIBUTION PRO FOR GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES NATIONALLY. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE GROCERY, BIG BOX OR FOOD SERVICE DISTRIBUTION EXPERIENCE OVERSEEING ALL WAREHOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION (COMPANY DRIVERS) FUNCT...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER(2ND SHIFT). Top growing company 2nd Shift opening(3 PM to 11:30 PM) Will be managing 5 Supervisors and 75 hourlies Local candidates only. No relocation assistance offered The position is responsible for the Picking and Packing functions. Provides leadership and oversees daily operations, ensuring SOP’s and EHS policies ...
Our client is currently seeking a Distribution Center Lean Specialist. Excellent growing company Exciting Continuous Improvement role Competitive salary Relocation assistance provided This job will have the following responsibilities: Supports and facilitates the development of the Lean initiative and cascades the Lean philosophy throughout Our Client's Distribution Center. Uses Lean Contin...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: JOB TITLE: Instructor DEPARTMENT: Education REPORTS TO: Department Chair/Director of Education/Academic Dean GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide updated and fully prepared instruction to stu...
Description: Position Description: You can be a better guide than any map or navigation system. UnitedHealthcare is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders within the health care system. UnitedHealthcare brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, t...
Description: Position Description: You can be a better guide than any map or navigation system. UnitedHealthcare is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders within the health care system. UnitedHealthcare brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, t...
JOB SUMMARY: Handles and delivers bulk and packaged fertilizer and chemicals, Performs daily vehicle inspections, Handles and delivers packaged chemicals, Cleans and maintains equipment, Assists mechanic, May maintain maintenance records, & Other duties as assigned. Job requirements: High School diploma or demonstrated experience in vocational agricultural or a combination of education and work...
IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT Deliver phone books in Enid area. Make Xtra Money!! Great Pay and flexible hours. Must have: Driver's License, Auto Insurance, Own Transportation. Call Now!! 1-888-375-0358 DDASW.COM This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
School Bus Drivers - Goshen Schools Will train. CDL required. $18.32 per hr starting wage. Call 574-533-7176 and ask for Shelly or apply online at www.goshenschools.org This job listing brought to you by The Goshen News...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
VACANCY NOTICE Position: Substitute Bus Driver Wage Per Hour: $10.50 - $17.28 depending on assignment Qualifications: Must be eligible for Class B CDL. Will train. Contact: West Prairie District Office 204 South Hun Street Colchester, IL 62326 309-776-3180 Date Posted: October 20, 2014 Posted until filled. West Prairie CUSD 103 is an equal opportunity employer M/F www.westprairie.org...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....

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